Discussion Regarding Commission Organization and Charge
ELECTION REFORM COMMISSION
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|Moved to create three Election Reform Commission s||Pass Without Objection|
10:09 AM -- Discussion Regarding Commission Organization and Charge
Mr. Bo Pogue, Legislative Council Staff, walked the commission through a number of resources contained in the binders received by the commission members (a copy of the binder is on file with Legislative Council Staff).
Senator Gordon discussed using Mason's Rules of Order to conduct the commission's duties, and selected Commissioner Hobbs as the Vice-Chair. Senator Gordon then discussed the potential for creating subcommittees to concentrate on specific issues, and proposed a number of subcommittees. Commissioner Baisley discussed the potential for creating a technology subcommittee. Mr. Hultin discussed creating a subcommittee for issues of transparency. Discussion ensued regarding the potential for bundling these ideas under the umbrella of integrity. Commissioner O'Malley discussed the need to open a dialogue regarding voting uniformity. Commissioner Balink discussed the various ideas proposed for creating subcommittees, and offered the idea of creating a process subcommittee to address process-related issues, as well as miscellaneous issues. Commissioner Martinez proposed splitting a technology subcommittee into two or three working groups. Discussion followed regarding the short- and long-range goals of the Election Reform Commission.
Discussion continued regarding the goals of the commission and the potential for creating a permanent Election Reform Commission.
The commission recessed.
The commission returned to order. The commission returned to discussing the creation of subcommittees. The three subcommittees proposed were: Technology and Auditing, Registration and Database, and
Uniformity and Simplification. Discussion ensued regarding the potential for creating these three subcommittees, and the subject matter to be considered within each.